[Update] Realtek High Definition Audio

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by stasio, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Fritzlpaniak

    Fritzlpaniak MDL Novice

    May 27, 2015
    Hello. I have MSI H97 PC Mate, using Windows 10 v1809 64-bit. The MSI site of my motherboard links to "realtek_creative_audio.zip" and it's version is

    Actually I am using Legacy HDA Driver "8648_FF10 with Creative" and it sounds nice but i have a question. Can I use the new UAD Driver with this motherboard? Sorry for my english, I am not native speaker.
  2. moriel5

    moriel5 MDL Novice

    Oct 12, 2015
    From my experience, you certainly can, however the installation method is different (the "install from disk" method wont work properly).
    Fun fact, my Intel DH55HC runs the UAD drivers (on the hard drive that has Windows installed, my main OS is Linux (Solus)), and I had even installed them on a friend's Core2-era MSI motherboard, without issues.
  3. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

    May 27, 2013
    it looks like using R2.81 (v6.0.1.8036) is a very good backup plan in case the newer 8xxx HDA drivers don't work out for your laptop, anndrey93 (btw, the Maxxaudio version on there on your laptop is v4 - it's built in the Realtek audio drivers & Maxxaudio integration files, no external Maxxaudio app software needed as I found out they're for newer Inspiron, Vostro & XPS laptops like the XPS 9560 which I think uses Maxxaudio 7)

    sometimes I wish I had your kind of Dell Inspiron laptop or a similar model like 3531 or 3721 to test out these Realtek audio drivers.
    too bad my mother's old Inspiron 640m/e1405 laptop (a 2007 model) uses Sigmatel/IDT STAC9200 audio chipset instead of Realtek but Dell put very good laptop speakers on there with which produce very good bass sounds